Parole operation nets 10 arrests

Ten people were arrested Sunday in Burbank, Glendale and San Fernando after authorities from eight law enforcement agencies, including officers who are part of the AB 109 Task Force, conducted compliance checks at 24 locations for individuals on probation or parole, police said.

Dubbed “Operation Sleigh Ride” because it took place so close to Christmas, the effort netted two arrests in Burbank, six in Glendale and two in San Fernando.

The 10 arrests were made for a variety of outstanding warrants, probation and parole violations, and narcotics and property crime offenses. Authorities also removed two children from homes that they deemed unsafe, and opened four investigations.

Two of the individuals arrested were placed on immigration holds.

The task force was established after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety Realignment Act, also known as AB 109, which sent thousands of lower-level felons from state prisons to county facilities, and left those released from prison under the supervision of county probation officers instead of state parole agents.


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